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Jog Falls Gokarna Address: Shimoga, Karnataka, 577435, India

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Jog Falls Gokarna Timings

Day Timing
Monday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wedesday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
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Deep amidst thick evergreen forests lies the breathtaking Jog Falls (or Gersoppa Falls). It’s a majestic natural wonder and it’s one of the highest waterfalls in India. The waterfall falls as four different streams. And the sheer magnitude of the plunge will leave you awestruck.

Jog Falls rush down a cliff, creating a picturesque breathtaking scene. Not only the waterfalls but the whole area is scenic, plush with verdant hills and refreshing greenery.

You can watch it from different viewpoints at the top. For a more immersive experience, take a hike to the base of the waterfall. You’ll feel the mist of the crashing water on your face.

Jog Falls attracts tourists from all over the country. You can witness its spectacular, raw power during monsoon when the water gushes from all four streams down into the valley.

Where is Jog Falls in Karnataka?

Jog Falls is a scenic waterfall on the way to Shimoga, about 110 km away from Gokarna. The falls are formed by the Sharavathi River, with a height of around 253 metres (830 feet). A visit to Jog Falls Karnataka would be a thrilling experience. It also serves as a gateway to explore many other attractions in the region.

Things to do at Jog Falls

1. Enjoying the views from the deck – Gersoppa Jog Falls has two viewing decks to enjoy the gorgeous views. You get a panoramic view of all the streams of the waterfall. The region has several other points from where you can get a glimpse of this majestic waterfall and a few small waterfalls. From some viewpoints, you can also have a lovely view of the nearby dam.

2. Trekking down to the bottom of Jog Falls – Although entry to the base of the waterfall is restricted, it’s open occasionally. Hiking down to reach those thunderous waters can be thrilling as well as unsettling. You have to walk down around 1400 steps to reach the bottom.

3. Taking part in adventure activities – You’ll also find several adventure activities around Jog Falls. Rafting, kayaking, coracle rides and other water sports are available here. Camping facilities are also available. And then, you can go for a nature walk in the surroundings or watch migratory birds.

4. Staying at Jog Falls resort – With a stay in the resort near Jog Falls, you can enjoy the views of the waterfall as long as you want. The resort is right next to the viewpoint and it offers comfortable rooms to stay and marvel at those gushing streams.

5. Exploring other tourist places nearby – There are many tourist places near Jog Falls that you can cover during your trip. Dabbe Falls, Unchalli Falls and Bheemeshwara Falls and Temple are a few must-visit ones. Apart from those, Linganamakki Dam, Tunga Anicut Dam and Bangaramakki Temple are also nearby. If you have time, you can check out a few other ancient temples on the way to the nearby town Sagara.

Jog Falls Trek Details

Trekking at Jog Falls offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the waterfall from a different perspective. The height of Jog Falls is about 253 metres (830 feet), and the trek takes you to the bottom of the waterfall.

You walk down a series of around 1400 steps while enjoying breathtaking views of the lush greenery, the surrounding valleys and the majestic Jog Falls itself.

  • Trek starting point: Jog Falls viewpoint
  • Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Trek duration: 2 hours

Jog Falls Timings and Entry Fees

The waterfall is open from 7.30 AM to 9.30 PM every day. The falls are accessible throughout the year. The entry to the base, though, is restricted many times. Also, the water flow and intensity may vary depending on the season.

Jog Falls entry fee is ₹10 per person.

Best time to visit Jog Falls

Jog Falls is at its best during monsoon and post-monsoon, from July to early October. The magnificence of this waterfall is unmatchable during those days. But the entry to the bottom is restricted during these days due to a high water level.

Winter (from November to February) is also a good time to visit Jog Falls. The weather remains pleasant throughout the day, and you’ll have a better chance of trekking down the waterfall’s steps.

Time to explore Jog Falls

It’s easy to spend a day at Jog Falls and be back to Gokarna by night. And you can plan two days for Jog Falls for a relaxed trip. Having two days will allow you to visit other tourist attractions near the waterfall. Several opportunities for adventure and water activities are also available nearby.

Things to keep in mind when visiting Jog Falls

  • Elderly people should avoid the trek.
  • Keep hats and sunglasses.
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water during the trek.
  • Carry some snacks with you.

How to reach Jog Falls from Gokarna?

Gokarna to Jog Falls distance is around 110 km. Buses stop at the Jog Falls entrance. The nearest railway station to Jog Falls is at Talguppa (13 km away), and the international airport close to Jog Falls is in Dabolim, Goa (240 km away).

Now, here are the different ways to reach Jog Falls –

By bus – Local buses are available for Sagara or Siddapur, the nearest towns to Jog Falls. You can check which ones pass by Jog Falls and get on board. You can also get a bus to Kumta, from where you can get another bus to Jog Falls.

By cab/taxi – The best way to visit Karnataka Jog Falls is to take a cab or taxi from Gokarna. Whether you want to go for a one-day tour or two days, you can book a cab from the top car rental companies in Gokarna. Having a cab enables you to see all the places to visit near Jog Falls comfortably.

Interesting facts about Jog Falls

  • Jog Falls is on the Sharavathi River.
  • Four streams: Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket, fall together to form the magnificent waterfall we see as Jog Falls.
  • Local people also call it Gersoppa Falls. Another name for Jog Falls is Jogada Gundi.
  • It’s among the highest plunge waterfalls in India. Its height is around 253 metres (830 feet).
  • The trek down to the base consists of around 1400 steps.

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